Episode 36-Tune Tale with Billy McComiskey

Shannon Heaton’s show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions. IMS Podcast Where do the tunes come from? When does inspiration hit? In this short off-season offering, Shannon learns that it’s...

Episode 35-Last Night’s Food

Shannon Heaton’s show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions. Blog What’s up with the endless cups of Irish tea? Is there something genuinely nourishing about a pile of french fries and melted...

Episode 34-Fairy Forts and Changelings

Shannon Heaton’s show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions. Are Irish fairies REAL? And if so, could there be Sí folk living in New England?? Fiddle player Martin Hayes, singer Emily Smith, and...

Episode 33-The Irish Woodshed

Shannon Heaton’s show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions. What do the Irish music and dance worlds think about practicing? Fiddle players Fergal Scahill, Finn Magill, and Rose Flanagan; banjo...

Episode 32-Cuppa Tea with Len Graham

Shannon Heaton’s show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions. Why learn old songs from your neighbors, when the airwaves are brimming with NEW music? And how can a rooster’s crow affect singing...